Nutrition Services Information

  • School Food Authorities (SFAs) will be returning to operating the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and National School Lunch Program (NSLP) in SY 2022-23.
    Families will need to fill out a Household Application for Education benefits to qualify for free or reduced-price meals or pay full price for student meals in SY 2022-23.   A Free & Reduced Lunch application will be posted after July 1 below in the Files section.  Application information will be mailed out to all families in August.  

     

     

Healthy Choices in Our School Cafeterias

  • Pierz school cafeterias are meeting challenging new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch!
    School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat, trans fat and portion size. Our school lunches feature:
    • Age-appropriate calorie limits.
    • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce).
    • A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes.
    • 2% milk low fat free chocolate milk.
    • More whole grains.
    • And less sodium.
    Students will see a limit on the bread/grain items now served, stricter control on meat/meat alternate (protein) serving sizes, and generous fruit and/or vegetable servings.
    Let's work together to be sure that children adopt the kind of healthful eating habits and lifestyles that will enable them to live longer, more productive lives.
    If your child(ren) qualifies for the Free & Reduced Lunch Program, they are required to take the reimbursable meal being offered in the lunch line or they will be charged for each component/item on their tray.  Please encourage your child(ren) to take every component being offered in the lunch line. 

    *What is a reimbursable meal under the National School Lunch Program?  The USDA Food & Nutrition states that each child must have 3 of the 5 components  on their tray to make it a reimbursable meal.   Of the 3 required components, 1 of the components must be a fruit and/or vegetable.  (ex. 5 food components consist of:  Fruit, Vegetable, Grains, Meat/Meat Alternate, Milk)

     

    Nondiscrimination statement:

    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    1. mail:
      U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
      1400 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
    2. fax:
      (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    3. email:
      Program.Intake@usda.gov

     

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    Revised July 2022.

Nutrition Services Staff

  • Terri Krych

    Terri Krych
    Food & Nutrition Coordinator
    320-468-6458 x1907
    tkrych@pierzschools.org

    HEALY KITCHEN STAFF:

    Molly Gensmer
    Sharon Millner

    PIONEER KITCHEN STAFF:

    Janel Jansen
    Brenda Barker
    Donna Solinger
    Deb Froelich
    Sandy Leikvoll

2022-23 Meal prices

  • Breakfast:

    - $1.65 PreK-6
    - $2.30 Adult

    Lunch:

    -$2.45 PreK-6
    -$2.70 7-12
    -$4.10 Adult

    Extra Milk is $.50 per carton